Panorama Ed Surveils Schools and Students

I received an email from my child’s school yesterday that had me gritting my teeth. It provoked me into writing about the dangers of social emotional surveys, and the tech platforms that unjustifiably collect this data, such as Panorama Ed.  The principal doesn’t spare a single syllable in getting right to the point—the school wants …

Equity: One of CRT’s many disguises in our schools

When people use the word “equity” it’s because they want whatever they’re associating it with to sound “fair.” But when it comes to racial matters, equity is the opposite of fairness. Equity in practice means discriminating in the name of ending discrimination. It’s hardly fair, but that doesn’t stop those who believe in inflicting social …

SUMMIT is peak awful: Davis School District needs to back down

In trying to figure our Summit Learning I have followed the money and found how Big Tech is seeking influence, market share and greater control in public schools while forcing schools to rely on their unproven learning platforms.   Click for more on SUMMIT and tell the Davis District Board NO on SUMMIT Basically, Gates Foundation …

PART I “WHITE” People: CRT Alive and Unwell in Our Schools

Critical Race Theory is the Schrodinger’s cat of public education–it’s both taught and yet somehow not taught in our Utah schools. That’s the conundrum, isn’t it? How can so many people think a thing exists and yet doesn’t at the same time? Schrodinger’s cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Rather like CRT in our kids’ …

The Slippery Slope of HOPE: Where the HOPE Scholarship goes wrong

Some Utahns continue to claim that HB331, the Hope Scholarship Program bill, has sufficient protections against government overreach and regulation, because the intent behind the bill is good. And maybe it is, but the problem with good intentions is that they’re no guarantee of good outcomes. So let’s take one (HOPEfully) last look at how …

Excessively nosy Granite district mask opt-out form

Granite School District is telling parents that the ONLY way they’re going to get a respirator or mask exemption for their kids is to come into the schools to fill out a form that asks for much, much more information than is required by Salt Lake County. In fact, you couldn’t be blamed if you …

Parents, it’s worse than a “just” a mask mandate — don’t comply

The county-wide “mask” mandate issued by the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, January 7, is much worse than you realize. Come Monday, thousands of parents will be sending their kids to schools in masks, thinking that that will be enough to comply with the order. Think again. Late Sunday night, the Salt Lake County …

WINNING: Pronouns gone in Granite District CANVAS Online System

Big win for parents! Granite School District’s Canvas settings no longer allow the selection of pronouns in a student’s personal profile.  The problem was first reported by AIM earlier this week. After calls to the district by parents and social media exposure of the issue, it looks as if a student’s pronoun information is no longer …

Granite School District illegally asks kids their pronouns through CANVAS

Why is Granite School District breaking the law? And how in the world are they getting away with it? The answer may surprise you…. These screenshots were taken in December of 2021.   What you are looking at is 3 different student profile pages on the CANVAS web-based learning management system used by almost every …